Employers sometimes terminate injured workers after a job injury as a form of retaliation. If you are terminated because of a job injury while you have light duty restrictions, the employer is supposed to commence workers' comp benefits. However, employers do not always comply with the law. In fact, they frequently make up a pretext for terminating an injured worker specifically to avoid paying workers' compensation benefits. If you have been fired following a job injury, you should discuss your claim with an experienced workers' compensation attorney. Contact Atlanta workers' comp attorney Brian Sumrall to at (404) 857-3835 to discuss your claim or visit his website for additional information.